DOH Leads Groundbreaking of the P50-Million Drug Rehab Facility in La Union Under Pres. Duterte


The tough-talking President of the Republic of the Philippines, Pres. Rody Duterte really cared for the victims of illegal drugs in the country as he ordered the Department of Health to lead the groundbreaking ceremony of the P50-Million Drug Treatment & Rehabilitation Center in La Union.


The Department of Health (DOH) officials and the local government units of the Province of La Union attended the event on Friday, April 28, 2017.

DOH Undersecretary Roger P. Tong-an, under the Health Service Development of the DOH, graced the ground breaking event of the drug rehab center in La Union, one of the priority projects of Pres. Rody Duterte in the Ilocos Region.

The DOH reiterated during the ceremony the three marching orders of Pres. Duterte in his message: 1. War on Drugs, 2. War on Corruption, 3. Taking Care of the Poor.


“Indeed, this alarming phenomenon of exponential rise in the number of drug users who have surrendered is an explicit indication of serious nature and magnitude of the problem on illicit drug use and we need urgent solution to address this problem,” Tong-an said.

Undersecretary Tong-an added further that the Duterte administration's thrust of eliminating illegal drugs has paved for a cohesive collaboration of various government agencies and non-government organizations that work together to generate significant change and realize the goal of transforming the nation towards a more drug-resilient and eventually drug-free Philippines.

The DOH also presented the Philippine Health Agenda as a roadmap for health and said that part of it is the establishment of one drug abuse treatment and one rehab center per region.

Based on the reports by the DOH, there are in total 13 drug abuse treatment center nationwide. The mega rehab facility in Nueva Ecija, while capable of housing 10,000 patients now only caters to 195 drug users.

The establishment of the drug rehab facility in the Province of La Union will be veritable conducive facility for drug users especially those residing from the northernmost provinces of the region namely La Union, Ilocos Norte, and Ilocos Sur.

Source: Philippine Information Agency (PIA)


DOH Leads Groundbreaking of the P50-Million Drug Rehab Facility in La Union Under Pres. Duterte DOH Leads Groundbreaking of the P50-Million Drug Rehab Facility in La Union Under Pres. Duterte Reviewed by Phil Newsome on 5/03/2017 Rating: 5

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